Information System Maintenance Costs

Information System Maintenance Costs: The “In-between” Challenge

Klaus Haller

12. Workshop Software-Reengineering, May 3rd-5th 2010, Bad-Honnef, Germany

Many of today’s information system products (ISPrs) have a small customer base of maybe five to ten or twenty customers. This puts the vendors into a dilemma. The ISPrs share much of the complexity of mass products, but the vendors cannot afford similar maintenance cost structures. This paper provides guidelines for vendors in such a dilemma. Therefore, it analyzes how the ISP product version management influences support and upgrade development costs.

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Klaus Haller: Information System Maintenance Costs: The In-between Challenge

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